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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Child and youth health

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program (ABCD)
ABCD focuses on preventive and restorative dental care for Medicaid-eligible children from birth through age five with an emphasis on the first dental visit by age one.
Child Care Health
Offers health promotion and disease prevention services to child care facilities throughout Seattle and King County including onsite consultation about health policies, immunizations, communicable disease control, nutrition, child development and child behavioral issues.

Child immunizations
Public Health clinics provide routine immunizations for children 6 weeks through 18 years of age through the public-funded "Vaccines For Children" program.

CHILD Profile (external site)
A collaborative effort of Public Health - Seattle & King County, the Washington State Department of Health and the University of Washington, CHILD Profile is Washington State's health promotion and immunization registry system designed to help ensure our children receive the preventive care they need.

Community health data
A set of indicators measuring the health of King County residents. It provides a broad array of comprehensive, population-based data with the emphasis on relying on data about the entire community to look at multiple determinants of health. Specific data related to child and youth health include:
King County School Health
What began in 1989 as a modest pilot program at Rainier Beach High School is now a model for an effective school-based health care system, serving 5,000 middle and high school students each year across the Seattle School District. School-based health centers offer a comprehensive scope of services including asthma care, immunizations, family planning, and mental health counseling. In addition to addressing health care concerns, they also promote good health for a lifetime through good nutrition education, supportive relationships, and reinforcement of positive self-images.

Health insurance for children under 19 years of age

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services
WIC is a preventive health and nutrition program that provides short term assistance to young families to promote optimal growth and development.